Reviews and Problems with Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256 256GB
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21 November 2013
Excerpt: I got mine from Adorama in May...it had to be sent back...it worked OK for a bit...now it has to be sent back again. I can't trust Samsung as a system drive it is too unreliable. I was lucky...the first time I sent it in, I made a back up image on another SSD which is what I am running on now.
Excerpt: I bought my first SSD for my current rig back in October, and let me just say, it is the best investment in this entire rig. It won't give you any more performance in games or demanding programs, but it gives your PC that feeling of quick responsiveness that is lacking in PC's with traditional hard drives. Having this SSD in my home PC has spoiled me to the point that when I use any other PC like the family's desktop, it feels just unnaturally slow.
Excerpt: Samsung really had set the bar high with performance and reliability of their 830 series solid state drives. The 840 Pro takes that bar and raises it up. This SSD is amazingly fast with some very impressive read/write speeds. One pros to buying this SSD is the included cloning software which makes cloning and existing Hard Drive or Solid State Drive a breeze and headache free.
Excerpt: Idea of SSD great, Installtion worthless CD advertising Norton and making installation Impossable. Had to buy a dublicator and then found Instead of a 256GB 840 pro it only said size was 232 GB then I tryed to play cd again and see what it said and could not read said (0) This is sunday and I'll sleep on it and hope to here from Samsung but nothing yet!
Pros: Fast, Quick Shipping, Quiet
Cons: Difficult To Install, Even This Web Is Ng, Expensive, Norton Imbedded Cd
Excerpt: 840 Pro does NOT come with the needed installation cable as does the less expensive 840. Install went most of the way then stopped. I await the replacement part to try again. B&H is co-operative on exchange. I will update after replacement arrives.
Excerpt: I bought this SSD before Christmas in 2012, the price was a bit higher than other drives of comparable size and I was extremely skeptical of the performance specs that it claimed. However, something occurred to me; Samsung makes their own flash modules, flash memory controllers, and even the case.
Summary: It came quite quickly but was not as stated it was a version slow thsan adverstised and about 3yrs older. Returned it and got my money back. However i did nto get my pos and packing fee until i sent a few more e-mails and quoted Amazons own words i.e. not as advertised. was not my fault a company sent out an item that was not the same as advertiesed, so why should i be out of pocket. they Amazon sent me my full fee. so dont give up.
Summary: We can get this product at any local store for much less money. Amazon should look into that, since they claim that they can offer the best prices. For many items yes, but for these ones, they are not competitive at all.
Fantastic drive, until sata socket snapped after 3 months. Only used a dozen times. Not covered by warranty BEWARE !!!!!
24 February 2014
Summary: As the description states this drive was fantastic until the sata socket snapped inside my sata cable. I already own one of these drives for my PC and purchased another for my son's new build. Only after installing windows and a number of programs, updates etc. I had to remove the sata cable to fit another drive within the tower for more storage and re-arranging of the cables.